Saturday, October 15, 2011

Occupy St. Louis

Friday, October 14:  St. Louis is in its 14th day of "Occupy St. Louis" in solidarity with "Occupy Wall Street" in New York City.

Some photos from the rally and march on Friday, October 14, 2011 in St. Louis are shown below.  CLICK HERE to read the report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  "Occupy St. Louis Marches through Downtown."  CLICK HERE to read the Post-Dispatch editorial:  "What do you call Occupy Wall Street?  A start."

Even though there have been reports of police brutality in several cities, at least some participants of the "Occupy St. Louis" group say that the police in St. Louis have been more respectful.  Yet tension still remains.  Peace-keepers with Occupy St. Louis helped to insure that the march and rally remained peaceful.

The quote from Ghandi (above), seems to be quite applicable to Occupy Wall Street. First, they were ignored by the media. 
Then they were ridiculed by right-wing media. 
Then they were brutally harrassed and maced by the police. 
And now ....we wait to see if they will indeed win. 

Update on 10-16-11: Read Eliot Spitzer's article, "Why Occupy Wall Street Has Already Won."

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